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ShindigZ by Stumps Donates 1,000 Halloween Costumes
Company Spreads Halloween Delight to Children

Shindigz donates 1,000 Halloween Costumes

SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind., October 18, 2005

The World's Largest Party Superstore knows the fun children have with Halloween and doesn't want any child to miss out on the festivities. On October 25, ShindigZ™ by Stumps, in conjunction with its sister store BirthdayZ by ShindigZ™, will donate 1,000 Halloween costumes to local businesses and organizations that cater to sick or less fortunate children.

"Our mission statement of 'Bringing people together to make life more fun,' applies to all aspects of life, but especially Halloween," said Stumps President Jeanice Croy. "Stumps employees dress up every year, and we want to help ensure that all children get that opportunity too."

Oct. 25 Delivery Schedule

Lutheran Hospital - 9 a.m.
7950 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne

Erin's House - 10 a.m.
3811 Illinois Rd., Fort Wayne

Big Brothers, Big Sisters - 11 a.m.
2439 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne

Boys and Girls Club - Noon
2609 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne

Parkview Hospital - 1 p.m.
2200 Randallia Dr, Fort Wayne

Washington Elementary - 2 p.m.
1015 W Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne

ShindigZ™ by Stumps owners Shep and Wendy Moyle, along with company President Jeanice Croy, will deliver costumes such as Teen Pop Star, Butterfly Fairy, Pirate, and Muscle Ninja to the Boys and Girls Club; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Lutheran Children's Hospital; Parkview Hospital's Regional Children's Center; Erin's House for Grieving Children; and the Downtown Rotary Club for Washington Elementary School.

Local organizations welcome these contributions for their young patients and patrons. "Thanks so much for thinking of the young patients at Parkview Hospital's Regional Children's Center," said Colleen Banta, Parkview Hospital's Child Life Specialist. "Because of your costume donation, our child patients will be able to continue their familiar family activities even while in the hospital, which makes them feel happier and gives them a more positive outlook on their health."

Several of these organizations such as Lutheran Children's Hospital and the Boys and Girls club will hold parties later in the week so the children will have a safe place to celebrate Halloween and wear the costumes.

About Stumps
Since 1926, Stumps has been America’s leading supplier of prom and party supplies. Stumps ships products from its facilities in South Whitley, Ind. across the United States and around the world to 55 countries. With more than 46,000 products, 18 different catalogs, and eight distinct websites, Stumps provides customers with the complete party solution. Stumps was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young in 1999 and one of “Indiana’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies” by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. In 2000, Forbes Magazine named Stumps/ShindigZ.com one of the “Top 400 Websites in America.” In 2002, Shep and Wendy Moyle, owners of Stumps, were named “Catalogers of the Year” by Catalog Success Magazine. Stumps is the fourth largest employer in Whitley County, Ind. More information about Stumps can be found at StumpsParty.com.

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